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Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 1936 (USA)
Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

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Complete credited cast:
... Jeffrey Garth
... Countess Marya Zaleska (Dracula's Daughter)
... Janet
... Professor Von Helsing
... Sir Basil Humphrey
... Sandor
... Hawkins (as Halliwell Hobbs)
... Albert
... Lili (as Nan Gray)
... Lady Esme Hammond
... Sir Aubrey (as Claude Allister)
... Hobbs
... Sergeant Wilkes
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Prof. Van Helsing is in danger of prosecution for the murder of Dracula...until a hypnotic woman steals the Count's body and cremates it. Bloodless corpses start appearing in London again, and Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of Jeffrey Garth, psychiatrist, in freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence. The scene changes from foggy London back to that eerie road to the Borgo Pass... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Daughter of Dracula  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Completed for $278,000 it was one of Universal's most expensive productions of the 1930s. See more »

Goofs

Edward Van Sloan's character, named "Van Helsing" in Dracula, inexplicably has his name changed to "Von Helsing." See more »

Quotes

Hawkins: [comes out of Dracula's castle] Some man is in there with a stake through his heart.
Albert: Scary.
Hawkins: [looks at Van Helsing] You know anything about this?
Prof. Von Helsing: Yes, I did it.
Hawkins: Who is he in there?
Prof. Von Helsing: His name's Count Dracula.
Hawkins: How long has he been dead?
Prof. Von Helsing: About 500 years.
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Referenced in Bride of Monster Mania (2000) See more »

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Nocturne No.5 in F Sharp Major, Op.15-2
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Lesbian undertones?
11 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Did "Dracula" need a sequel? That's debatable, but "Dracula's Daughter" was worth seeing. Picking up where the original left off, Prof. Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is arrested for murdering Dracula. (Those ingrates! He gets rid of an evil force and this is how they repay him?!) Anyway, Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden) turns up and we learn that she is the Count's daughter. By which I mean that she inherited her father's taste for blood. And her assistant Sandor (Irving Pichel) keeps her addicted to being a vampire.

One thing that I now have to wonder is whether or not they were implying that Marya might have been a lesbian, the way that she comes on to women. Obviously they couldn't talk openly about it back then, but you know...occasionally they look for ways to push the limits. Anyway, "Dracula's Daughter" is worth seeing if there's nothing else to do.


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